By Laura Wellesley Since bidding farewell in July to the latest group of IB students to attend an IB World Student Conference, we remain proud and delighted that such a wonderfully-engaged group of young people joined us to develop innovative solutions to some real, significant global issues. We welcomed 361 students to the two 2016 […]
Javier M Valle suggests that in a postmodern society, with globalization as a main characteristic, different human groups—with particular values and cultures, but living in a very close interdependent world—face two risks. On one hand, absolute relativism, and on the other hand, the imposition of a unique thought. Ahead of Javier’s keynote speech on this […]
By Isela Consuegra In response to rapidly growing interest in IB programmes in Mexico*, the IB Association of Mexico (IBAMEX) decided to move a step forward in 2011 and become a provider of IB workshops. We’ve had such great success that we advanced further in 2015 with the launch of IBAMEX Week – a gathering […]
The New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) in the US celebrated their 130th annual conference in November 2015. IB Director General, Dr Siva Kumari, was honoured to attend the event and joined a veritable “who’s who” of speakers from the world of education. We have taken some excerpts from Siva’s keynote speech—Intercultural Competence: […]
Simon Breakspear shared his concept of agile leadership in a high energy session at the 2015 IB regional conference for Africa, Europe, Middle East. His concept is a simple framework for action that will enable any leader to drive impactful change for better learning. His framework enables leaders to learn how to: Lead ‘radical incremental’ […]
David Perkins has a criteria for life-worthy learning: insight, ethics, action and opportunity. At the 2015 IB regional conference for Africa, Europe, Middle East. In his session Future Wise: Educating our children for a changing global world David explained that this criteria enables big idea focus and relevancy. He explains further that we all want […]
Have you ever been to a conference where the speaker has managed to get the whole audience singing Guns N’ Roses Knocking on heaven’s door? That is exactly what Pasi Sahlberg did during his keynote speech at the 2015 IB Africa, Europe, Middle East regional conference. Sharing ‘the Finnish way’ of education in his interactive […]
Peter Senge’s keynote speech provided an inspiring, enlightening and educating start to the second day of the 2015 IB Africa, Europe and Middle East (AEM) regional conference in October. He talked about a global renaissance in education, explaining that “the way we live is a consequence of the way we are educated.” Peter described how the […]
Proudly telling the world about #generationIB in our 50th anniversary year Thana Faroq gave a powerful keynote speech about the power of storytelling at the 2015 IB Africa, Europe and Middle East Conference in The Hague, Netherlands. Thana is an IB graduate from Yemen with a passion for telling the story of her homeland through […]
IB Diploma Programme student Robert Whittaker tells IB World magazine about his experience at the 2015 IB World Student Conference
By Kim Bliss. Kim reflects upon his time as a Global Action Team (GAT) leader at the 2015 IB World Student Conference (IBWSC) in New York. At the start of every new school year, I revisit the IB mission statement. It’s a nice reminder of the broader international organization of which we are a part, […]
By Archie Singh In July, I attended my first IB World Student Conference in Barcelona, Spain. I travelled from India with eleven other students from my school—Pathways World School, Aravali in India—to participate. I had been looking forward to the event since the day I signed up for it. The daily schedule was very stimulating. […]
Join Peter Fidzcuk at two June workshops in London. Peter is the IB’s UK Development and Recognition Manager and also the IB Schools and Colleges Association (IBSCA) University Admissions Manager. On 9 June, Peter has organised the IB Schools and Colleges Association (IBSCA) 2015 Higher Education Advisors’ Conference. On 12 June, he runs a second […]
Dinos Aristidou tells us about his interest in the relationship between the imagination and creativity. He will present at the 2015 Peterson Academic Symposium in April.
Why does creativity matter? Karen Kuhn of The Adam Mickiewicz University gives us a taste of what she will be presenting at the 2015 Peterson Academic symposium.